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Major Jeff Struecker


The "Black Hawk Down"

Lead Army Ranger


   Against all odds...

             Struecker survived!



The SoCal Gathering of Men Breakfast

Friday • November 10 • 6:30 am

At The Proud Bird Event Center

11022 Aviation Blvd • LA 90045 (@ LAX)


An amazing story from a military hero...

Major Jeff Struecker, Ph.D. served with distinction as the Lead Ranger in the Black Hawk Down rescue mission in Mogadishu, Somalia. He was prominently featured in the book and the Hollywood movie “Black Hawk Down”.

Major Dr. Struecker is the author of 5 books, including "Bullet Proof Faith" and "Road To Unafraid", and holds an earned Ph.D. along with several earned and honorary degrees.  A man of courage and conviction, Major Jeff Struecker (retired) enjoys sharing his personal story of survival on the battlefield.

Struecker served for ten years in the 75th Ranger Regiment. During his military service, he competed in Army Ranger Competitions, studied at numerous military schools, and received many awards and commendations. He also served as an Assistant Instructor of Military Science at the University of Louisville. 

His awards include the Ranger Tab, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Master Parachutists Wings, British Parachutist Wings, Thai Parachutist Wings, German Parachutist Wings, and German Sports Efficiency Badge.

In combat he participated in Operation Just Cause in Panama, Operation Iris Gold in Kuwait, multiple tours in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan, and Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He received the Southwest Asia Service Medal, Kuwaiti Liberation Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism & Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, National Defense Service Medal and the Bronze Star Medal.

Struecker entered the Army as an enlisted soldier in 1987 and quickly rose through the ranks of the military, before retiring as a decorated Military Chaplain.  A man of courage and conviction, Struecker uses his personal story of survival on the battlefield to teach about what it takes to face down and overcome FEAR head on.




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